Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Mara - Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

We have eaten at The Mara, a quick service restaurant at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, several times in the past year, because we have stayed at the resort twice.  Even if you are staying at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village instead of Jambo House, it is a short walk to The Mara, which features African and American cuisine.

Two weeks ago, we had dinner at The Mara the night we arrived at Disney World.  The chef I spoke to seemed willing to make me almost anything on the regular menu, but I chose to modify a dish on the allergy-friendly menu.  Be sure to ask about the soups, because the carrot and the butternut squash soups were both gluten free our first night at Jambo House.  I have eaten both soups at neighboring Boma, and they are delicious.  I am also a fan of the African Potjie, which used to be called African Stew.  You can read about it in my previous review of The Mara here.

Terra Treats - Disney's Animal Kingdom

The allergy kiosk has undergone many changes since it first opened at Disney's Animal Kingdom three years ago.  The location has moved, and the name has changed several times, and now Terra Treats is no longer an allergy kiosk, though it does still offer gluten free snacks and drinks.

When we stopped by last week, the cast member I spoke to told me that everything offered at Terra Treats is still gluten free, including the buffalo chicken wings, hummus with vegetables, and the fresh fruit cup.

Yak & Yeti Restaurant - Disney's Animal Kingdom

Last week, my daughters and I had lunch at Yak & Yeti Restaurant in Disney's Animal Kingdom.  Yak & Yeti, which serves Pan-Asian cuisine,  is a Landry's table service restaurant, just like Rainforest CafeT-Rex and Bubba Gump.

Because they are not Disney owned and operated, Yak & Yeti does not have an allergy-friendly menu, but very quickly, a chef came out to our table to speak to me.  On our previous visit, which you can read about here, I was impressed by all the gluten free options the chef offered me, and I loved the chicken tikka masala I ordered.  This dish is still on the menu, but I did not ask the chef I spoke to last week whether it was gluten free, because I wanted to try something new.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory - Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter

My daughters and I visited Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter three times on our recent trip to Disney World.  Next summer, we plan on staying there, so we have easier access to one of our favorite quick service restaurants at Disney.

I love the Mardi Gras theming at Sassagoula, though it has been a bit toned down since its renovation last year.  My favorite part is the colorful glass beads and bottles hanging from the ceiling.  The space is open and bright, and I especially like the bamboo bowls they are using instead of paper plates.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Sanaa Dinner - Kidani Village at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas

On our recent trip to Disney World, my daughters and I had dinner twice at Sanaa, a table service restaurant at Kidani Village at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas.  Sanaa features African cooking with Indian flavors, and is one of our favorite restaurants at Disney.

The first time we dined at Sanaa, we met Sarah from Gluten-Free & Dairy Free at WDW.  You can read her dinner review here.  Sanaa's allergy-friendly menu has plenty of gluten free options to choose from, and I always suggest looking at their regular menu too, because most of their dishes are gluten free, or can be modified to be gluten free.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Trattoria al Forno Dinner - Disney's BoardWalk

Last week, my daughters and I had dinner at Trattoria al Forno on Disney's BoardWalk, which is a short walk from the back entrance of Epcot.

Trattoria al Forno has been one of our favorite Disney restaurants for breakfast and dinner since it opened,  I am excited to try their new Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast when we return in November.  You can read a guest review on my blog here.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Tiffins - Disney's Animal Kingdom

Last week, we had dinner at Tiffins, a signature dining restaurant in Disney's Animal Kingdom.  Tiffins is located right outside the entrance to Pandora - The World of Avatar.

The theme of Tiffins is travel, and it features a globetrotting menu of international cuisine.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Trattoria al Forno Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast - Disney's BoardWalk

Earlier this year, the Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast with characters from Tangled and The Little Mermaid was introduced at Trattoria al Forno, a table service restaurant on Disney's BoardWalk.

The Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast includes a plate of pastries for everyone to share, a choice of one starter, and a choice of one entree.  Typically, Disney will substitute Udi's muffins or Kinnikinnick donuts for gluten-filled pastries, but Trattoria al Forno has fresh baked muffins and scones that look incredible.